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Pros of Globalization for International Investors

Pros of Globalization for International Investors

By in Economics, Investing | 0 comments

Globalization Levels the Playing Field for International Investors We have many international readers who want to build wealth with investing. The pros of international investing are broad, yet, I’m sometimes guilty of assuming that investing is the same for all. Many readers outside the U.S. want information about the pros of investing globally, and how to get started. More specifically, our international readers want to understand the benefits of investing in the U.S. This article looks into the pros of globalization for international investors. We’ll look at the hows and whys of international investing, from a foreigners viewpoint. Must...

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Where to Get a High Yield on My Investments in 2016?

Where to Get a High Yield on My Investments in 2016?

By in Bond, Investing, Mutual Funds | 0 comments

Can I Get a High Yield on My Cash? A reader recently wrote in; “I am 55 years old and looking for a high yield on my investments and to build income in my portfolio. What are the best ETF’s or Mutual funds to do that.” ~DK, Ohio Who isn’t looking for a high yield on investments today? This reader question is quite common. Savers, investors and retirees are frustrated with the low interest rates on their savings, CDs and money market accounts. For those younger readers, you may not realize that the rock bottom yields today are historic....

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Can You Beat the Market? Is Index Fund Investing Overrated?

Can You Beat the Market? Is Index Fund Investing Overrated?

By in Asset Allocation, Investing, Money Management, Mutual Funds | 10 comments

Is It Possible to Beat the Market? After writing close to 700 articles for this website, occasionally, it makes sense to come back and update some of the older articles. In this case, we’ll go back to the index fund question and evaluate whether this passive investing approach can still beat the market. This article was originally written about 2 years ago. The inspiration for this post came from the New York Times article “Beating the Market, as a Reachable Goal”, written by Jeff Somer. In the article, Robert A. Olstein, insulted by the arguments in favor of index funds, claims...

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Brexit Stock Market Crash-What Should Investors Do Now?

Brexit Stock Market Crash-What Should Investors Do Now?

By in Economics, Investing, Video | 5 comments

Help-What Should I do About a Stock Market Crash? I got an email this morning from one of my freelance investment writing clients to find out if I could help investors worried about their 401k accounts after the Brexit stock market crash. Yesterday, Britain voted to leave the European Union-Brexit. I whipped out an article and decided, that even though I’m somewhat uncomfortable with video, I had to let you know how not to panic.  Investment markets tanked today and left many investors worried and uncertain how to proceed.  Here’s what to do now, after the Brexit stock market...

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5 Reasons to Choose Index Funds for Your Investment Portfolio

5 Reasons to Choose Index Funds for Your Investment Portfolio

By in Investing, Money Management, Mutual Funds, Stocks | 23 comments

Stock Picking is Time Consuming & Destined for Underperformance I haven’t always been an index fund investor. When I started investing, I was a value stock picker. I wanted to invest in companies stocks  that were selling below than their intrinsic value. I spent hours reviewing company annual reports, Securities and Exchange (SEC) documents and listening to company conference calls. During those years, there were some amazing wins – I bought Oracle priced in the teens and sold it for over $100 per share. There were also some losses. Nokia looked like at a bargain at $30 after falling 50 percent, but...

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5 Fundamental Strategies for Investing in Small Businesses

5 Fundamental Strategies for Investing in Small Businesses

By in Advanced Investing, Guest Post, Investing, Stocks | 2 comments

How to Begin Investing in Small Businesses-Stocks or Actual Businesses Guest contributor, Barney Whistance The most basic question for any small business investor is where to focus their time, money, and energy. With nearly 27.9 million small businesses in the US alone, and with few research services available, it can be challenging to find the gems in the rough – the businesses worth investing in. In the small business investment market there are going to be great opportunities for above-market returns, but not all companies are worth focusing on. A good place to start are these strategies for investing...

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